Cisco Catalyst Switches Review

The SmartPort feature has been valuable and helped my organization


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for provisioning.

How has it helped my organization?

We heavily use the SmartPort features. It has really helped us. The U.S. policies are handled by the auto SmartPort feature.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use and easy to configure. It's easy to provision and plan ahead. 

What needs improvement?

They should make so that they let users know five to ten minutes before productivity is restored in the case of power loss. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is highly scalable. We have 120 users. It has high capabilities. We only require six or seven people for the maintenance. Cisco has guidelines for the maintenance that are straightforward. 

How are customer service and technical support?

If I ask for any support, they're responsive. Their support is very good. We haven't had any problems.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very easy, not complex at all. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's very pricey. Compared to competitors, it's a lot more expensive. They should consider lowering the price for smaller organizations so that it's easier for them to afford. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight and a half out of ten. 

They should develop more customization features. It would make things easier for the engineers. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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